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by Redact
Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: A review of Mint by Dedoimedo
Replies: 28
Views: 1471

Re: A review of Mint by Dedoimedo

I am one of those who has poor eyes, and fonts make a huge difference. Furthermore, the ability to resize panel and menu items/fonts makes a huge difference. And the solution is not to use the rather ugly (imo) high contrast themes.. Look, I understand developers have their target audience. I unders...
by Redact
Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Why oh Why can't we make Linux better looking
Replies: 105
Views: 6814

Re: Why oh Why can't we make Linux better looking

I used my Macbook Pro last night, and once more was amazed at how good it looks in terms of graphics compared to either Winders or Linux. Well see, that's where folks differ. Whenever I have to help my wife on her Mac, I can't stand the look, and can't wait to get back to Linux. Which I have lookin...
by Redact
Sun May 27, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Why phpBB?
Replies: 38
Views: 3386

Re: Why phpBB?

I very much like the look. It's easy on the eyes, it looks fresh, it looks clear. It's very easy to navigate.
Am I inadequate? Am I stupid?
I must be, judging by many comments.
by Redact
Sun May 27, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Chat about Linux
Topic: Please suggest an OS
Replies: 31
Views: 2539

Re: Please suggest an OS

anpr22 wrote:
Thu May 03, 2018 2:27 am
now only anti-x, bodhi linux, MX yet to be tried but i doubt any installer based on ubuntu ubiquity will succeed but I want ubuntu based system due to familiarity
This is a very late comment, but I just saw it.
antiX and MX are not based on Ubuntu. They're based on Debian.
by Redact
Sat May 19, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Other topics
Topic: how to do "picture-in-picture" in Mint?
Replies: 13
Views: 1930

Re: how to do "picture-in-picture" in Mint?

MrEen wrote:
Sat May 19, 2018 3:45 pm
In Xfce (not sure about others) right clicking in the titlebar of any window gives me that option. Of course, there's no way to "flip" the windows with this.
Thanks for the tip, MrEen. Never knew that!
by Redact
Thu Apr 26, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Themes, Icons, & Wallpaper
Topic: Penguins From Madagaskar
Replies: 4
Views: 1413

Re: Penguins From Madagaskar

That was a fascinating article, Moem.
I admit, I've always been partial to the cute Tux, not the Tuxes (Tuxi?) with submachine guns blowing away windows.
I was glad to see Linux wanted them "cuddly", lol.
by Redact
Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Hardware Support
Topic: ipad detected but can't connect to it
Replies: 4
Views: 874

Re: ipad detected but can't connect to it

Dukto allows you to transfer files from your computer to your ipad. I'm not sure if it's in the repositories, but it has a download page.
You must also install it from the app store to your ipad. It's free.
I have tried jumping through hoops to directly connect, but it's never worked.
by Redact
Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Grub problem after installing 18.3 XFCE over 18.3 Cinnamon
Replies: 4
Views: 140

Re: Grub problem after installing 18.3 XFCE over 18.3 Cinnamon

I appreciate the replies. I tried to update grub from "grub rescue" yesterday, but that didn't work. I don't remember the output (I wish I did), but it basically told me that was useless. I can't work on the computer for a couple of days, but I will probably just do a reinstall to see what happens. ...
by Redact
Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Grub problem after installing 18.3 XFCE over 18.3 Cinnamon
Replies: 4
Views: 140

Grub problem after installing 18.3 XFCE over 18.3 Cinnamon

I had Cinnamon working fine on an iMac. I decided to try XFCE and used the option to erase entire disk to install it. On reboot, I got the message: "error: file '/grub/i386-pc/normal.mod' not found. Entering rescue mode... grub rescue" In Cinnamon, I had altered the grub file to have grub appear at ...
by Redact
Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Who no longer trusts or uses Facebook?
Replies: 162
Views: 10093

Re: Who no longer trusts or uses Facebook?

I don't use it, and guess what? They still have a 'shadow profile' about me. That's right, and what gets me is that this has been known for a long time. It was a while ago when it came out that the founder called Facebook users a bunch of ... I would direct people to the "proofs", and they would sh...
by Redact
Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: Finally did it - Sorry macOS
Replies: 5
Views: 1064

Re: Finally did it - Sorry macOS

That's good news stephanieswitzer.
1 week ago I installed Mint Cinnamon on my wife's 8(?) year old iMac. It couldn't receive updates, it was slow as molasses, and she couldn't get any software since nothing is being made for that old of an iMac.
It's running great!
Glad to see you're also happy.
by Redact
Mon Apr 09, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: [VLEOSD] Forum topic auto-subscribe
Replies: 4
Views: 986

Re: Forum topic auto-subscribe

Cool! Good to know.
by Redact
Mon Apr 09, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Non-technical Questions
Topic: [VLEOSD] Forum topic auto-subscribe
Replies: 4
Views: 986

Re: Forum topic auto-subscribe

I though I'd be nice and reply. :)
by Redact
Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Suggestions & New Ideas
Topic: Because of the Facebook data scandal, should Linux Mint delete its Facebook page?
Replies: 34
Views: 3046

Re: Because of the Facebook data scandal, should Linux Mint delete its Facebook page?

It is a pity, that there are authors like George Orwell and people do not learn anything, when they read their books. I question whether he or anyone else is even read these days. But yeah, I'm constantly shaking my head at the obliviousness to what's gone before in history and in the writings of g...
by Redact
Thu Apr 05, 2018 6:38 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Unsure What To Do
Replies: 30
Views: 658

Re: Unsure What To Do

Cody73 wrote:
Thu Apr 05, 2018 6:13 am
every time I try to use a "sudo" command in the Terminal, it tells me to enter my password but won't actually let me type it in.
Cody73, when you type your password in the terminal, it will not show up. That's for security reasons.
Just type in your password and hit return.
by Redact
Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Open chat
Topic: Censorship on the forum
Replies: 65
Views: 3093

Re: Censorship on the forum

+1 Very hard to read - not the content so much as the punctuation. Louis-Ferdinand Céline in 1936 wrote Death on the Installment Plan (English translation) in which the whole book was written with paragraphs full of ellipses. No periods except at the end of paragraphs. All the rest of his books wer...
by Redact
Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Linux NOT safe ! Webpage did mount external disk
Replies: 19
Views: 1030

Re: Linux NOT safe ! Webpage did mount external disk

Vilsen wrote:
Thu Mar 22, 2018 5:06 am
I am of course very new to LINUX mint
Then why create a title that screams
Linux NOT safe !
I'm seeing this thing more and more often.
sigh...
by Redact
Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: Where is youtube_dl that I installed?
Replies: 11
Views: 397

Re: Where is youtube_dl that I installed?

The superb "YouTube-DL" is a console terminal application and it is run from there. There is a wonderful desktop GUI for this called "YouTube-DLG" which you can also install and use. I'd like to thank you phd21 for these recommendations. I've been using it for three days, and it works better than m...
by Redact
Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: .
Replies: 15
Views: 712

Re: Downloaded Videos Have No Audio

LLS wrote:
Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:19 pm
Did you view it online or download it? I get sound viewing online but the problem is after i download it!
Downloaded by Pale Moon browser.
by Redact
Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: .
Replies: 15
Views: 712

Re: Downloaded Videos Have No Audio

I don't have the knowledge to help, but to let you and others know - I do get sound from the video you linked to, so the problem is on your end.

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